Monday, June 17, 2013

48th KVIFF to be opened by Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours)

Michel Gondry  ,eminent French director ,will present his latest film Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours) during the gala opening ceremony of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.The festival held in the Czech Republic will run from June 28-July 6 and screen more than 200 films with six world and seven international premieres. Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours) , a  strikingly poetic fantasy story about the power and resolve to make any kind of sacrifice for a loved one stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. The adaptation of Boris Vian´s cult novel was produced by StudioCanal in association with Brio Films. Gondry’s works have regularly featured on the Karlovy Vary programme, thus it is a great honour for the festival to be able to screen his latest title in the presence of the filmmaker himself. The festival to present a profile of Kurdish cinema. Up to 15 features and shorts, whose directors are connected by their Kurdish origins, will be featured in the section Focus on Kurdish Film. This section will highlight Yılmaz Güney’s Yol (1982), considered the cornerstone of Kurdish cinema, as well as several recently produced motion pictures whose topics somewhat differ from the aforementioned classic work. Many of the films were shot as coproductions with Western European countries, including the brand-new film Before Snowfall. Produced in part by the Kurdish regional government of Iraq, its talented director Hisham Zaman lives and works in Norway. The festival will include Wheatley, Madmony, Hřebejk and Krauze in the competition section

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